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OBITUARY.

: . ''thoflporotarututu. f' lo TiBOTOW. Ob orobanga, whose •nr 2 started .the'■Waikato-war, died on the « nflw generation : baa ' arisen' since lIPSS&l famous man, and it will Sniibt be interesting to ■ recall the Stances in which ■ho figured. Mr. llM^rtbf'Sir' John Gorst, a prominent pMSWSalisbury Cabinet,) had been te-flwSir George Grey, then Governor, as r)M:! el1 urate to Waikato. To countervail the »&bf the Maori Kingite newspaper, fei-&kioi*-Gorst established at Te 4iutu' a rival sheet, called the Pihoihoi Sg or" the Lonely Sparrow.' The goihoi Contained some pungent articles •Mf " the pen of ? presont Vice- .'/ Sent of - the Council, ridiculing ® attempts of the Kinlte chiefs 10 /minister a I government amongst them- , These chiefs were not accustomed Siu LynaDer. warfare, and they had nob a Vr-r of iibel handy. They decided to burst Wlfi this defamatory print by force. Rewi, MffijWeat chief of Ngatimaniapoto, sent IfPlitv of eighty well-armed men to Te AWmatu,.' When they gob there Mr. ""'■■'l'orst* (lucMy perhaps for himself) was lent, or England might have lost that Couaervative statesman. Not finding Mr. P t the Maoris had prayers, and then Aooro delivered ail inflammatory harangue, embellished with a number of Scripture naotatione. The Maoris then burst open the printing-office, and knocked a portion giifL the types into "pie." Mr.- Gorst gob back in the evening, and found everything pff donfosion. ; Mrs. Gorst was virtually besieged in her . house, and was at tho rc y of Rewi and Te Rangitake, of a ranaki, : whom Judge Richmond called n gjsential savage, varnished over with fllifce thinnest coating of Scripture phrases.' , Kext day there was a great gathering. W'tpMo' told Mr. Gorst to leave Awainutu. Ife iltGciti said he Would not go. 1 Te Oriori, afterwards taken prisoner at Rnngiriri, ensured the safety of Mr." Gorst by taking upbift quarters with him. , Word was sent. ' -to Sir George Grey at Auckland. Rewi . . declared that if ' Mr. Gorst persisted in I fining; especially if ho wrote any more icatbing articles, he would kill him. Ultimately, Mr! Gorst was instructed by Mr. F. 1). Bell (who was then Native Minister) to remove with his family and other Euro lip-pSTft'l |f bo should be of opinion that remainwould bo attended with any danger to life, The result was that Mr. Gorst returned toAockland. Aporo was the most prominent in tho.'destruction ; of property at the fchoolhouse. Some time after he, in all innocence, find-'not thinking he had done Hiy wrong, came down to Auckland with i®e pigs which he had for sale. Some' of the police knew him, and ho was arrested iVM'sid. tried at the Supreme Court for malicious injury to' property.' He was found guilty, and was '..sentenced, to eighteen uonthi.' imprisonment. And now he has died, iibme 33 years after these events. 0 ' He hftfi lived to see the whole of Waikato occupied by Europeans. To Awamutu is a European township, ' and the railway itation occupies tho spot where the warriors under his command had their wardance. The.line now noes to Hangatiki |||4aiiS ie Kuili, then the inaccessible place,3 of tie Ngatimaniapoto. . Sir John Gorst -jould scarcely ; know the district if he ' visited it again; and; now that Aporo is dead, we do not know if we could find one - 1 alive who formed the war party which put jjammary period to his career as a newsife'S■ ' ' >•• ' ' , ' A great shock was caused to the many, (rieuds in Auckland of Mr. Jules G. Wilson on July 2 on a report gaining currency that lie bid died suddenly at Te Puke. Oil enquiry at .the: offices of the New Zealand JiDforatioa Company, with which Mr. f. n was connected", the sad intelligence, however, proved only too true, a brief, teleMjfamhMin'g' been received .from Mr. J; H. Fleming to that affect. , From somewhat \ fuller details telegraphed by, our Tauranga correspondent it appears that-Mr. Wilson, who left Auckland : on Wednesday, July 1, apparently in hi-i usual . health, .was at Te Pake with Mr. iifalcolm Fleming : for i the Burposa nf inspecting tho mining property! bown as Fleming's Freehold, ,• After sorno! s=v: timespentiil the workings, in company with Mr. Ijemingand M r?and Airs.; Galbraith .he proceeded to the top 'of the range. On. rewhingtlio summit he ; stretched out his arm; and exclaimed,' What lovely scenory 1' and thgi immediately fell to the ground. Hla companions at once "went to his assist- ; ante, and raised him, • bub lie was quite ;p : dead ; medical skill and. the assistance of the police wdjre secured as quickly as possible, bni the former was of no avail. The body was c-onieyed into Tauranga. The deemed gdiitlomat. was. early' identified With settle; Thilllifis.lbeiilg one ,of the .original jhareholderain the Golden Crown. At, tho inquest a verdict of 'Died from 'natural | causa'was returned* • . v-; Mr,, Alexander Robertson, who- died at tee residence of Mr. Walter Crawford, of Mount Curl, has lived to the great ago of 90 years. In his younger days, in Scotland, m waj noted for his bodily strength and £|; "is skill in athletics. ' Ho has lived between 30 and 40 years in the Rangitikei district. Thomas Yeale, one of the earliest settlers at Sow Plymouth, is dead. Ho arrived aSNew Plymouth in 1841. A man about 50 years of age was found, • jcn the" 4th July, near the Domain pond, tying. oil grass on his face dead. ' Ib was : wentified as that of Win, Marshall, a gum««Rer,(ho Was known to tho police; The facts ot the affair were forwarded to Dr. v rbilson, coroner, and an inquest Was gpMIC qn Monday, the,. 6th of Julj\ Dr. who made the post mortem, deposed that death appeared to bo caused Ma, want of • nourishment and exposure, ihe jury returned a verdict in accordance Ijji the medical testimony. It will he seen from our obituary columns wat Mr. J. H. Field, the well-known master 8 per, died on July 5, at his residence, f">no Parade, Bella Vista, Ponsonby, at ■j:.: weageofSO, Hehndkepta jobprintingratablament in Albert-street for over a quarter '? 1 century, and by industry,- thrift, and ®ne(s capacity, had earned a competence. l/Javeii a widow and. grown-up family. deceased was a director of the Aucklahd "•"Company. .Oafuaru papers record • tho death of Bv iialg/eiah, of I'apakaio, who arrived n 9 colony with her husband, the late || [' * Dalgleieh and family in 185 S. "It will be learned with regret that Mr. wiarles Reynolds, the well-known sail-I'-'of'/ft* died on July 8, a the early ago 4b years. A native of Auckland, Mr. tritif 0 1 been intimately connected w the shipping of tho port for many ®sMj|j>K.hiß timo as a fiailmaker in . . oily, an! ' afterwards commencing sineae on his own account in tho building ilrafljrefe.hfl served his apprenticeship, and -. ainuijj tliero for a period of 34 years. ciliirl leaves a widow and four areti to mourn c ' lo loss of a good P*id and father. Waiuku Correspondent writes:— ftn'V Mrs. Isabella Bfinu Henry, krelk" °^' r ' • Henry, of this district, ftlfctw 8 000 of t ' ie few remaining links Miy J ll 'he present timo and the first • Christianity and civilisation to ,1m "® Islands. She was tho daughter ! ,51r ' Qrsmond, one of tho earliest bom !p S - 0 . t ' ie South Pacific, and was U oth IU Tahiti, some 70 years ago. Her V,i ' P f ( or to marriage, was a Miss "tCted* South Wales, also con'he missionary families. She ??!tahiti !lri L Mr* Samuel Henry,- of Ill&iiplS 0 Was the grandson of tho Rev. S^triV rwwy, and 0110 of 'ho first misbag- .*Jo arrived in Tahiti, in the ship Wan" r ° uowaßll,l active, energetic Ifllaijjil ' ear left a widow with a young teflHTiCh' l D an unimproved plantation, broujui managed successfully, and or -' Oll of it into cultivai- iftd'v*' "ativo labour. Sho was loved fe% oD .y by all in Tahiti, both ltd an " native, to the latter of whom ftfeployer ei Collß t |l nt friend and kind emi Only 18 carao to New Zealand with her ■ ne , ar 'y two years ago, ho having F'SaoconnV!?.}***® Tahiti, t principally °" fi|esaf»y.t w6 difficulty ° properly ed °' ' - aou » w ' lo arrived in CanterAir i n the "ship Mariner, is dead. R , owe i one of our oldest and • ■' r on . identities, diod at an oarly tel^fi; 1 . uno 27> at his residence, Moannl?ihe#ov - r - Ijowo arrived at Thames r ( i entle ?i during the most prosporous tv er alnni 6 and lias resided hero ,ja criri w ' lo "rrived at Ohristohurcli « " re '' : 'our ships, died -at re «denee, Okaino Bi<y, on Juno 13, a. wm v

' »£ D - k hG T 01 *™ Mr 3, Jane Grofjah, her'h e °? d . he « lfch 1 when she suddenly pub her. hand; to her ..heart, lay down, on a sofa, and died. Deceased. leaves bis of a family, the eldest being* qi atid ] 19 :r- y® 1 }" ° E age ' At the ir,quest or Juno 18 ,' evidence was given by the son S Wl ° M when deceased died, and also by l)r. Mackellar, who held a post mortem examination on the body, that of the latter showing that the woman had died from rupture of the aorta. A verdict was returned in accordance with the medical testimony. Tho numerous friends of Mr. J. W. Wallace, the well known agricultural implement maker oi Otahuhu, were very grieved to hear of „ ° time, death, at the early age ot dJ. He died, after a short and painful illness, at eight a.m. on June 19. He was a native of Otahuhu, an excellent business man, and most popular with all with whom he came into contact. Ho was always ready to help in any case of charity or distress, ■the funeral took place .in the Otara Cemetery, Otahuhu, on June 21st. It was one of the largest funerals ovor seen in Otahuhu. The procepsioh of carriages and equestrians extended more than a mile in length. Friends from Auckland, the surrounding districts from beyond DrUry, and from tile Waikato, were present to pay their last respects to the momory of one whom most of them had known from his early childhood. Mr. J, E. Thacker, who arrived in one of the first four ships, died at his residence, Okain's Bay, on June 20. Another old colonist has passed 'home' in the person of Rice Owen Clark, brother of the late Edwin Clark, the English engineer and railway contractor. Ho loaves a widow, two married daughters, four sons, and 21 grandohildroh to mourn their loss. . :. It will bo seen by our obituary notice elsewhere that Mr. S. H. ( Webb, formerly of Auckland, died on Juno 15, at his . residence, Tauranga, at the ripe age of 80. He loaves a widow. About half-past four o'clock on June 23, Mrs. Harris, tho wife o? the Into atatiqnmaster at Ellerslie, died very suddenly. Mrs. Jack, ii neighbour, saw her at that time throw up her hands, and fall to the ground. She went to Mrs. Harris' assistance, and telephoned for tho doctor, but she was dead ere ho arrived. On June 24 an inquest was held, before Mr. S. Luke, coroner, at the Ellerslio Hotel, and the jury returned a verdict, in accordance with the medical evidence, that doath resulted from heart diseare. Mr. Walter Brown, who has been in business as importer of machinery for some years, died suddenly at .Wellington on June 17. He left his business at one p.m., with tho intention of going home, feeling unwell, and died a few minutes later. He loaves a wifeiahd six children; On the 13th of June Mrs. Reod, wife of Mr. Albert Heed, of VVhangarei, died suddenly. The deceased lady had been ailing slightly, but on the day in question was able to take tea with the family, and an hour or so after passed away&it is supposed from heart disease. She lesives nine of a family. Mrs. Reed was much respeoted, and had been a resident of Whangarei district for thirty years. It will be learned with regret that Mr. J. T. Carter, mine manager of tho Bunker's Hill Company, died on the 13th of June, aged 37. Ho Wan very much respected by all who know him, and considerable sympathy is expressed for Mrs. Carter and her five children in their bereavement. News was received on June 16 of the death of Mr. Oliver Garrett, licensee of tho Puriri Hotel, which occurred on June 16. He was a genial, kind-hearted mail, and much respected for his many good qualities. I;','' Mrs. Ball; relict of the late Mr. John Bell, of . County Down, Ireland, who has been a resident of Now Zealand for the past -30 years, died at Kairdnga on Juno 13fch, at the, ripe age of 95 years. Sho leaves several eons arid daughters and great grandchildren to mourn their loss. :

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OBITUARY., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXIII, Issue 10180, 10 July 1896, Supplement

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